Operations Division

Cyber Law and Legislation

Georgia Laws/Code

  1. Social Security Number Protection Law Georgia Law O.C.G.A 10-1-393.8 forbids “publicly posting” or “publicly displaying” individual’s social security numbers (SSNs). It also forbids transferring SSNs over an unsecured connection, as well as using SSNs to access web sites, unless also requiring a PIN or password.
  2. Security Breach Notification Law Georgia’s breach notification law was amended in 2007 to include public universities and other state and local agencies. Personal information protected by the Georgia Personal Identity Protection Act of 2007, a.k.a GPIPA, (O.C.G.A. 10-1-910, 10-1-911, and 10-1-912), includes the combination of an individual’s full name, or first initial and last name with one of the following, when not encrypted or redacted:
    1. Social Security Number
    2. Driver’s license number or state ID card number
    3. Account, credit card, or debit card number
    4. Account passwords, personal identification numbers, or other access codes

Related Links

State by state official codes for breach lawsSummary of breach law under Georgia Personal Identity Protection Act
Interactive map of state breach notification statutes